Police launch investigation into AIIMS server hacking

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A special cell of Delhi police has launched an investigation into the alleged malware attack at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.
According to official sources, a team from the Central Forensic Lab (CFSL) has been tasked with inspecting AIIMS Delhi’s infected server in order to determine the source of the malware attack. A joint team of CFSL Delhi and Ahmadabad is also trying to ascertain if the attack was initiated from outside the country.
The Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of Delhi police, which was earlier known as the Cyber Prevention Awareness and Detection (CyPAD) unit, has also initiated a parallel investigation, said IFSO sources.
“The exact source of hacking is not known yet,” they said.
Official sources said that multiple departments of the Union Home Ministry and IT Ministry are involved in the rectification and restoration of servers affected by the alleged malware attack.
The sources said that a formal investigation to ascertain how AIIMS Delhi’s servers were hacked has been initiated by Delhi Police, while a team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has also reached AIIMS Delhi and joined the investigation.
“The CFSL’s report is awaited, and the Delhi police will release an official statement only after the report,” sources said.